Handshake 3 logo, smallHS3 is the culmination of the HANDSHAKE 1 and  HANDSHAKE 2 projectshs3_group

In this third iteration of the HANDSHAKE project 12 energetic and creative New Zealand jewellery artists from the former HANDSHAKE 1 and HANDSHAKE 2 projects develop ideas and work for a further round of exciting challenges that includes collaborations, national and international exhibitions.

HANDSHAKE 3 professional development:

JEWELcamp: with Sofia Björkman from Sweden (30-31 January 2016, Whitireia Performance Centre) note: Sofia’s travel to NZ is sponsored by the Swedish government.

Masterclass: with Hilde de Decker from Belgium (1-4 February 2016  Whitireia Media Centre, Wellington, NZ). Sofia and Hilde exhibited a body of work at Avid gallery, Wellington, NZ (opening 30 January 2016).

HANDSHAKE 3 Exhibition programme:

4. The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt,  “handshake 3: reflect  August 5 – December 3, 2017:” this exhibition will include a more specific brief and focus on new work, with a Handshake project book launch (published by Arnoldsche).

3. Munich 2017 Jewellery week (March 8 – 14, 2017)                                                                            1) HS3 exhibition at the Frame Galleries, Internationale Handwerksmesse                            2) “It Will All Come Out In The  Wash”, collaboration exhibition with the London-based Dialogue Collective group

2. Platina Gallery, Stockholm (September 17 – October 15, 2016): focus on new work.  JEWELtalks at the Kunstfak Stockholm and the art academy in Tallinn, Estonia (20 Sept).

view PDF catalogue: SPANpoints with writings from Hilde de Decker, Kim Paton, Tanel Veenre, Peter Deckers, Sofia Björkman, a gazette from London-based ‘Dialogue Collective’ and introductions to the practices of the twelve HS3 artists.

1. Objectspace, Auckland (Augustus 8 – 13, 2016): focus on collaboration, view catalogue



HANDSHAKE project official website: click here

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